Don’t you feel cooler already? At least that’s how we felt when we saw the advertisement for the “Ice World” in Longhua Tourism City. Yes, we know we are very late on this — apparently Longhua’s Ice World has been open since last May, but it’s in Longhua Toursim City, so forgive us (we don’t really go to tourist spots much in our hometown). Oh, and if you want to check this ice world out, you have about five days — it’s some kind of traveling thing and its year in Shanghai is almost up. By chance, we saw an ad for it in the subway today.
This sports website (in Chinese) says it’s one of the biggest indoor ice worlds in China at around 20,000 square meters (we wonder how they managed to maintain a big place like that last summer … doesn’t seem too Al Gore friendly). Anyways, it actually looks kind of cool (pun intended) from the photos. Looks like a real (fake) Harbin, with ice sculptures, an ice rink and several ice slides. You can skate, ski, sled … and a variety of other Shanghai summer activities. It was 30 degrees today — definitely skating weather.
Longhua Tourism City, 2933 Longhua Lu. RMB 60 for adults, RMB 40 for kids under 1.4 meters. Ice World closes May 20. Tel: 6457 4838 (Chinese only).